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Micah Snider

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Micah Snider

Visual Arts Teacher
National Art Honor Society Sponsor

Email: Micah.Snider@jeffco.k12.co.us

Voicemail: (303) 982-1939

Courses (Spring 2018)

  • Drawing (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced)
  • Painting (Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced)
  • IB Visual Art

Google Classroom


Bio

I have taught art at Dakota Ridge since 2016.  Before moving to Colorado, I taught art for 11 years for Wichita Public Schools in Wichita, KS. 

I make art because I am an artist and it is my passion. I choose to teach art because art is what connects people, communities, and cultures together when oral/written languages or cultural barriers get in the way. Teaching art is important because we live in a global economy where there is an increasing demand for creativity, which is seen as the competitive key to innovative ideas and the continuing development of the global marketplace. My purpose is to prepare students for life. Learning through art requires attention, and develops analytical skills to dissect and interpret a situation (a problem, a work of art) by focusing on all components and being aware of unexpected paradigms. Teaching students to not only make art, they also learn to make decisions, and then must take full responsibility for the choice they made. Students learn the skill sets to address unknown situations and all issues that could arise; whether a technical problem, a conceptual issue, or an unforeseen logistic hurdle.

I teach because as a society we need creative minds that can confidently face the complexities of our multilayered reality, offer solutions, and thoughtfully follow them through completion to successful outcomes.

​I believe art fully prepares young individuals for adult life. Once the skills learned through art are acquired, they can be applied to any subject or aspect of life.


Education & Credentials

  • BFA Wichita State University 2005
  • M.Ed Wichita State University 2013
  • CDE Professional Teacher License: Visual Arts K-12
  • CTE Certified: Visual and Design Arts

 

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